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    Newbee Refugee

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cat, Jan 6, 2009.

    Hi everyone, my name is cat and I am from the North East of England. I won't bore you with details of my life except to say that for as long as I can remember I have always wanted to write, but until now I have always been to afraid to try. Ok, something personal...Three things I like...

    1 The rain
    2 The smell of freshly mowed grass
    3 The smile on my mothers face when I bring her flowers

    And Three things I don't...

    1 Lies
    2 Bad manners
    3 Feeling guilty

    Well that's about it from me, please don't be shy would love for you to say hello, maybe recomend some work. Bye for now c x
     
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    Hello cat, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Never be afraid to try. What outcome would be worse than never taking the chance?

    All the same, posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Welcome, cat. I look forward to reading some of your work; you sound like a lovely person. I'm Fantasywriter. :-D
     
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    Hi, thank you for the welcome and the info. Off to look around now perhaps you would be so kind yet again and recomend a piece or two for me to read there is so many to choose from c x
     

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